Data Analyst

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Classification:Human Resources Professional 3
Grade:Grade 79
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Statewide
School/Business unit:SW Human Resources
Location: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau
Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems/Technology

Position Summary:

The Data Analyst position is critical in the extraction and analysis of HR data. This role will develop, execute, and champion the reporting and analytics strategy to provide actionable, proactive metrics.


100Provide research and technical analysis for the HR Department. Define, write, and analyze data extracts and reports from the UA HRIS and other databases in support of departmental needs/processes. Respond to requests for information from management, employees, union representatives, and the public. Prepare accurate and complex summaries and statistical reports for use by management and union leadership in negotiations, mediation, arbitration, and litigation matters. Develop, define, and prepare research materials and analyze HR data as required. Review and recommend system-wide standards for data retrieval for effective and consistent reporting. Prepare a variety of reports on employee data assessing areas for improvement and initiatives to improve business and HR related metrics. Conduct comprehensive market and pay equity analysis for UA staff, faculty and executives in coordination with the Director of Talent Acquisition. Coordinate and develop UA responses to external salary surveys, including but not limited to major national surveys (AAUP, CUPA, SHEEO), Alaska/regional surveys (DOL) and ad hoc and single purpose surveys. Query, evaluate and interpret university data for survey responses. Extract data for the affirmative action plan and Vets 4212 from database. Coordinate with Diversity Specialist for any updates or changes to data pull. Perform other duties as assigned.Essential



Requires comprehensive understanding of HR (payroll, personnel, benefits, recruitment, budget) including HR processes, HR theory and HR Compliance
Must have a strong understanding of the University of Alaska system
Requires in-depth knowledge of MS Access, Oracle Data browser, or other database reporting tools
Requires in-depth knowledge of HRIS systems and how data flows from one platform to another and what impact that may have
Requires an advanced level of knowledge of MS Word and Excel
Comprehensive understanding of Banner HR, SQL Plus, and Secure Shell
Must have knowledge of principles and practices for managing small teams
Must be able to understand impacts of changes to system platforms and plan for impacts to the organization
Must be able to analyze complex problems and develop strategies for resolution. Must be able to interpret regulations, contracts, technical software documentation and understand the scope of change required
Must be flexible and able to work in an environment of change
Must be able to foster a collaborative team environment
Requires advanced analytical and problem-solving skills, and innovative thinking
Requires strong communication skills
Must have strong planning and organizational skills
Must be able to work well with stakeholders


Minimum three progressively responsible experience years in Human Resources, Business, or Information Technology fields.


Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Information Technology, or related field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


To ensure consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references by 11:59 on 10 December 2019.  The first review will be held on 11 December 2019. 


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment.   During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.  Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.


It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at:


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The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at



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